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All students begin the Leadership Development Program in the Green Leadership Certificate program. From there, students have the opportunity to progress through increasing certificate levels as they grow and excel as leaders.

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Level One: Green Leadership Certificate

During this level, you will learn how to:

  • Create your own definition of leadership and what it looks like for you
  • Identify your strengths and weaknesses that guide your leadership style
  • Connect your values to your actions in the community
  • Become more confident in your ability to demonstrate leadership

Activities during this level include:

 

  • Interactive workshops with other students in the program
  • Working with a mentor one on one throughout the year
  • Community service with other students in the program
  • Connecting to leadership opportunities on campus

Level Two: Gold Leadership Certificate 

Once you complete the Green Leadership Certificate, you may move onto the Gold Certificate.

During this level you will learn to:

  • Talk to others about the unique talents you bring to a group
  • Motivate and lead others within a group setting
  • Communicate with others who have differing views and values
  • Learn from both failures and successes

Activities during this level include: 

  • Interactive workshops with other students in the program
  • Strengthsquest assessment to determine unique talents
  • Practice and experience facilitating team development
  • Creation of a group service project with other students in the program
  • Connecting to leadership opportunities on campus

Level Three: Presidential Leadership Certificate

Once you complete the Gold Leadership Certificate, you may move onto the Presidential Certificate.

During this level you will learn how to:

  • Recognize and challenge your own assumptions as well as those of others
  • Draw out and understand the thoughts and perspectives of others
  • Engage in meaningful dialog about complex issues
  • Participate in democratic engagement and civic learning within your community 

Activities during this level include:

  • Completing a 2-credit course to explore concepts related to leadership and society
  • Practicing communication with larger groups of people about controversial topics
  • Connecting with community members and area organizations
  • 30-hour leadership practicum experience that connects to future career goals

Level Four: Capstone Leadership Certificate

Once you complete the Presidential Leadership Certificate, you may move onto the Capstone Certificate.

During this level you will learn how to:

  • Create meaningful change within your community
  • Foster the leadership develop of others through training and mentoring
  • Connect the concepts learned in the program to future career and community aspirations

Activities during this level include:

  • Collaborating with other student leaders to plan the Annual Student Leadership Conference
  • Mentoring a student in the Green Leadership Certificate
  • Identifying a community need and creating a social action project to address that need through the Capstone Cause

Proud Eagles

Proud Eagles is a component of the Leadership Development Program open to all students currently enrolled in a certificate. This program is designed to provide support and education for students who identify as members of the LGBTQIA+ and allied communities. At the conclusion of the academic year, successful participants will earn the Proud Eagles Designation on their Leadership Development Program Certificate.

Last Updated 7/1/20

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